The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

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Article discussing research on the aging process from physical, cognitive, and social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.

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Creation Date: 1998  
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Ennis-Cole, Demetria

University of North Texas

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Allen, Jeff M.

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Madison, Wisconsin]
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  • Creation: 1998
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Article discussing research on the aging process from physical, cognitive, and social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.

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Abstract: By 2005, older workers are projected to comprise 20 percent of the workforce (Barber, Crouch, & Merker, 1992). AT&T, General Electric, McDonalds, Traveler's Insurance, and Days Inn are just a few of the many companies that have already implemented older worker training programs to better utilize this growing older workforce (Hale, 1990; McNaught, 1994). Moloney and Paul (1992) suggest that updating older workers' skills cost less than hiring new graduates. Inter-generational secondary classroom and other retraining facilities must begin to prepare for the expected workforce of the future. In addition, vocational special needs educators must be aware of the special needs of the older learner associated with the aging process. This article explores the aging process from physical, cognitive, social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.

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8 p.

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Keyword(s): occupational training | workforces
Source: Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 1998. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison, pp. 35-42
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Publication Title: Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education
Volume: 20
Issue: 3
Page Start: 35
Page End: 42
Peer Reviewed: Yes